January 25, You Live in Him

Today’s reading: Psalms 121-125

“The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” - Psalm 121:7-8

You probably have a story or two that speaks to the truth in today’s verses — God will protect and keep you from harm. You may have had a close call or two that caused you to realize God was and is watching over you. Yet even when you know that’s true, you may still be afraid of airplanes, heights, water, snakes, spiders, failure, criticism, to go on a foreign trip, or apply for a new job. Even though you know God is in control, fear can still stymie what you want or need to do. Paul preached to the Athenians, saying, “For in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28a). That means your life is like an aquarium; you are the fish and the water is the presence of God. Are you swimming freely or huddled in the corner of your tank, afraid to move out? Where has fear limited your ability to exercise faith and take action before you have all the information of how everything will work out?